It’s hard enough to find a place to live without having to think about the sky-high cost of rent and the quality of available living spaces, along with the basic cost of living – there are other considerations too, like what extras a landlord can and can’t charge for; what your responsibilities are, and what rights you have in the room, apartment, or house that you live in and pay for.
The fact is, students often have many questions about dealing with landlords and property management companies, about what’s right or wrong and what is and is not allowed in rental or lease agreements, or how much is too much to pay for certain services, repairs, and extras, or if they even legally need to pay at all.
Over the coming months, the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association is proud to partner with Waterloo Region Community Legal Services (WRCLS) to offer guidance and support to undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo to answer these and other tenancy-related questions.
Learn about common concerns faced by student tenants and join in at a public Q&A session focusing on students’ rights and legal options when it comes to housing!
Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for a private one-on-one consultation with a qualified lawyer from WRCLS following the presentation to discuss any personal concerns related to their tenancy and/or landlord.
Space and times are limited for the one-on-one consultations, so please make sure to sign up early.
Please note the following dates and be sure to visit www.wusa.ca/events for details: